Hunter-Forrest battles to a draw
Duel of Michael Hunter (20-1-2, 14 KOs) and Jerry Forrest (26-4-2, 20 KOs), which was the main event of the evening in New York, was announced as a draw. After ten rounds, the judges scored it 96-94 for Hunter, 96-94 for Forrest and 95-95.
The fight was a rematch of their meeting in 2014, when Hunter celebrated the victory. In the first two rounds, Hunter had a slight advantage, but already from the third three minutes, Forrest began to catch up and took control of the fight.
In the second half of the fight, Hunter looked clearly tired, which was used by Forrest, who delivered clearer and more accented punches. After the final bell, the judges counted a draw that could satisfy Hunter. This year, Forrest also drew with Zhang Zhilei.